“Healing for the Earth: The Flood, part 2”

This past weekend at Eastbrook, we contimued our preaching series, “Fractured,” drawn from Genesis 4-11. This is the second part of a two-part series on Genesis 1-11 that will stretch from January through Lent up to Easter. You can access the first part of this series on Genesis, “In the Beginning,” here. This fourth week of the series Pastor Jim Caler preached from Genesis 8:1-9:17, walking through the second part of the flood narrative with Noah and his family.

You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.

“But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and He sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.” (Genesis 8:1)

Remembered = “Zakar” Used to indicate God taking action on His promises

            Sodom & Gomorrah (Genesis 19:29), Rachel (Genesis 30:22), Israel (Exodus 2:24)

“He remembers His covenant forever, the promise He made, for a thousand generations,” Psalm 105:8

  1. We know God remembers us, so we wait patiently for God’s direction (Genesis 8:1-19)
  2. God stops the waters (1-3)
  3. The Ark comes to rest (4-5)
  4. The Birds (6-12)
  5. The Hatch/Covering is opened (13-14)
  6. God speaks (15-19)
  7. God told them to go in (7:1)
  8. God tells them when to come out (8:15-16)

“I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.” Psalm 130:5

“Therefore, be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” James 5:7-8

  • We know God remembers us, so we worship Him, grateful for His faithfulness (8:15-22)
    • Worship thru Obedience (18)
    • Worship thru an Altar and Sacrifices (20)
    • The Worship was pleasing to God (21) 
  • We know God remembers us, so we welcome a new relationship with Him (8:21-9:19)
    • A new humanity (9:1)
    • A new relationship with creation (9:2-4)
    • A new law (9:5-7)
    • A new covenant (8:21-22; 9:8-17)


            How will you remind yourself that God remembers you?  

            Where do you most need to wait for God’s direction, instead of racing ahead of Him?

            How will you encourage others with the truth that God remembers them?

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